MN Opera: Doubt

Since its debut in 2004, John Patrick Shanley's Doubt: A Parable has won the Tony and Pulitzer prizes, been adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and been presented in local productions by Ten Thousand Things and Park Square theaters. The material — about accusations of sexual abuse in a Roman Catholic school in the Bronx in the early 1960s — heads into a new medium when the Minnesota Opera presents an adaptation of the work with music by composer Douglas J. Cuomo, whose eclectic career includes scoring for television, film, and earlier operatic works. The libretto is by playwright Shanley. The world premiere features Christine Brewer as Sister Aloysius, whose concerns about, and conflict with, Father Flynn (Matthew Worth) spark the story. The Grammy-winning Brewer is making her debut with the Opera. The cast also includes Denyce Graves as the mother of the student in question, and Adriana Zabala as the young Sister James, who is ensnared in the conflict between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn. For tickets and info, call 612.333.6669 or visit www.mnopera.org.
Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 3, 2 p.m., 2013

 
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